HISTORY TV18 Presents Fire Power : Defending India

Get up close to the lethal weapons and warriors of the mighty Indian Army, in a new series premiering 9pm Monday 7th May, 2018 on HISTORY TV18

The Indian Army is one of the most formidable fighting forces in the world - combat ready and capable of defending the country against any threat. HISTORY TV18’s upcoming original series, FIREPOWER: Defending India, airing 7th May 2018 onwards, puts the spotlight on the Indian Army’s weaponry, logistics, technology, training and tactics. The show is also a tribute to those who put themselves in the line of fire, to defend the motherland. FIREPOWER: Defending India epitomises HISTORY TV18’s military sub-genre and its promise of offering viewers unique, unprecedented and clutter-breaking programming.

The weekly series shall unfold over six thematic half-hour episodes, featuring spectacular battlefield recreations in a variety of combat scenarios. It takes viewers to remote outposts and the frontline with artillery batteries; inside Special Forces missions and recon ops; inside battle tanks, helicopter drop zones and into the heat of heart-stopping infantry charges. As the action explodes on screen, incredible details emerge about the Indian Army’s challenges and capabilities. Watch how a top-of-the-line T-90 Bhishma targets enemies in the dark, witness the destructive power of the Bofors field guns and the deadly marksmanship of an Indian sniper. Find out how specialists defuse a bomb and marvel at the Corps of Engineers as they lay a bridge in a matter of hours. Each episode features high-impact stories and never seen images, with narratives that are fact-packed and machine-gun quick!

The class-leading production is packed with compelling visuals, shot in diverse locations - from the burning Thar Desert to icy Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield. Filmed in 4K and High Definition, intense war-zone scenes have been recreated in rich detail. On-ground, helicopter-mounted and helmet-cam images will transport the viewer deep into the thick of action. Live ammunition fire, TNT explosions and CGI enhanced sequences ensure a gritty, heart-pounding viewing experience. With special access to weapon systems and military personnel, FIREPOWER: Defending India is a first-of-its-kind ringside view of one of the world’s largest armies. The brand defining original production also provides unique insights into the challenges of defending India - a vast country with incredibly varied terrain and conditions. The series showcases the Indian Army’s strength, battle readiness and technological ingenuity.

Avinash Kaul COO Network18 and MD A+E Networks | TV18 said “The enormous success of our local production: ‘Special Operations India’ has encouraged us to showcase the might of the Indian army in all its glory through FIREPOWER. Such shows are a testament of our commitment to bring forth the finest content related to contemporary Indian history and are instrumental in cementing our position at the forefront of the factual entertainment genre in India."

The must-watch weekly series starts Monday, 9pm on 7th May 2018 only on HISTORY TV18

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